Hipster Runoff Checks In With Neon Indian's CMJ Debut, Mocks The Indie Bro Obsession With St. Vincent

Hipster Runoff Checks In With Neon Indian's CMJ Debut, Mocks The Indie Bro Obsession With St. Vincent

Even if you're not a regular reader of its dripping-with-sarcasm content, visiting the oh-so-self-aware Hipster Runoff today is a must for any local music fan, as famed HR webmaster Carles has taken two local products, St. Vincent and Neon Indian, and, more specifically, their fanbases, to task today.

First, in the site's round-up of CMJ '09, Carles tackles the question of "What's Next 4 Chillwave Artists?" and describes Alan Palomo and Co. as "very cross-over-able," while maintaining surprise that the group actually manages to "look like a band." Which is something, I guess.

But it's the second Dallas-related post of the day that's the true gem: In a post called "Indie Bro Obsession & the Objectification of Female Indie Alt Celeb Musicians," Carles focuses specifically on lonely male indie rock fans' obsessions with St. Vincent, while posting two Youtube clips that prove his point, the first of which finds a man going a bit too far in professing his love for Dallas native Annie Clark, and the second of which finds the same person (I think) dancing around naked to Neon Indian's "Terminally Chill." They're pretty over-the-top and unbelievable. And yet they're pretty spot-on at the same time. Either way: Well worth the reads and views, if only so you can see how I spend my Saturday nights how embarrassing some people's lives are.

Update: Speaking of being obsessed with St. Vincent, we'd be remiss not to remind you that her shared (with tourmate Andrew Bird) Austin City Limits episode airs at 10 p.m. tonight on KERA.


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